The Savannah And Memphis Railroad 1874

The Savannah And Memphis Railroad 1874 (HMJ2K)

Location: Alexander City, AL 35010 Tallapoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 56.694', W 85° 57.207'

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The transformation of Youngsville from a country hamlet to a market town can be traced from the arrival of the railroad. The Savannah and Memphis Railroad was completed from Opelika to the east side of the Tallapoosa River at Sturdivant in 1872. Anticipating the extension of the railroad to Youngsville, the grateful citizens in 1873 changed the village's name to Alexander City in honor of Edward Porter Alexander, president of the S & M. On June 24, 1874 an excursion train pulled by an engine christened Simon Suggs steamed into Alexander City bringing dignitaries and visitors who joined thousands of residents to celebrate the inauguration of rail service.A passenger-freight depot erected in 1874 and rebuilt after the 1902 fire stood on the opposite side of the railroad from this site until relocated to Court Square in 1955.
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HM NumberHMJ2K
Year Placed1999
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 9:14pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 597827 N 3645664
Decimal Degrees32.94490000, -85.95345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 56.694', W 85° 57.207'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 56' 41.64" N, 85° 57' 12.42" W
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Area Code(s)256, 334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 49 Main St, Alexander City AL 35010, US
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